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Tar and Roses

602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2502
+1 310-587-0700
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2502
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We tried to get in here in 2015 when we first visited Santa Monica but they had closed down for a few months at the time to repair their premises. This time we managed to get a reservation for dinner and it was so good...More

Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The outstanding meal of a 2 week vacation around Southwest US. A dozen different sharing plates were all excellent with complimentary, layered and balanced flavours. The kitchen is clearly well drilled and executes dishes with precision and flair. Service is also right on the mark....More

Thank Darren B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The meal was great and rivaled some of my better meals as of late. The roast carrots, crab cake, ox tail dumplings (a bit spicy), and roast chicken (fantastic with the tomato bread salad) were great. My colleague loves the fried cauliflower, while I’ve had...More

Thank CLEShawn
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

As soon as we arrived we knew we’d love this place, from the friendly service to the incredible food, the whole experience from start to finish was a night to remember, if we ever come back to L.A we will definitely book another table, the...More

Thank Eve P
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

The food was outstanding. Very fresh. Unique twists on vegetables and meats, creating superb flavors. The service was remarkable. We dined with 3 children and the staff couldn’t have been more kind. We can only hope to enjoy a meal here again in the future.

Thank SonomaGrass
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Every bite was delicious and moan-worthy. The wait person organized the sequence for our shared orders. We began by splitting the wonderful sun choke and pear soup served with a crostini with cheese and grilled bits of pear. Next we shared the three balsamic glazed...More

1  Thank DeborahandAndy
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Everything was absolutely delicious! From the chicken liver mousse, octopus, oxtail dumplings to the shellfish soup and to the dessert. Only reason I didn’t give them 5 stars is due to steak I ordered. Requested medium rare and closer to rare then medium rare. Steak...More

Thank Asan24
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Had a party of 5 for dinner. Just in time for the Dine LA promotions. We had the Dine LA promo venue which proved great value at US$49 for 3 courses with a glass of wine. 5 of us just picked different starters, mains and...More

Thank Sherman N
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Our favourite ‘casual dinning’ restaurant in the US. Work with your waiter to construct a number of small plates to share. So many amazing flavours to be experienced in the one meal ! Outstanding food quality. Good helpful service.

Thank Wayne P
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Tar and Roses was an accidental find a few years ago but now I visit each time I am in the Santa Monica area. The food is delicious, nice selection of wines and great atmosphere.

Thank Ilume
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Michael L
16 July 2015|
Response from Charles G | Reviewed this property |
Went to their new sister restaurant Santa Monica Yacht Club. Small plates, good wine list. Food can be good but was uneven, Worth trying--same block as T+R which was closed. T+R suffered structural damage from a fire. It... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 35
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2502
    (SE Corner of 6th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-587-0700
Centered around a wood burning oven, Tar & Roses serves up farmers market dishes with global influences.
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